Cuban Fantasy

Cuban Fantasy

by Cal Tjader
     
 
Cuban Fantasy consists of previously unissued selections from two 1977 concerts by Cal Tjader at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, though this is anything but an example of clearing out tape vaults simply to issue new product. Joined by pianist Clare Fischer, conga player Poncho Sanchez

Overview

Cuban Fantasy consists of previously unissued selections from two 1977 concerts by Cal Tjader at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, though this is anything but an example of clearing out tape vaults simply to issue new product. Joined by pianist Clare Fischer, conga player Poncho Sanchez, guitarist Bob Redfield, bassist Rob Fisher, and drummer Pete Riso, Tjader energizes the crowd with his interpretation of Ray Bryant's infectious "Cuban Fantasy," switching over from vibes to timbales to build it to an exciting climax. Fisher contributed the subtle "Guarabe," while the engaging arrangement of Mongo Santamaria's "Tu Crees Que?" would have had the audience on their feet dancing had this been recorded outdoors. This is one of Cal Tjader's best groups, and it is a shame that this music remained hidden for a quarter century.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218247726
catalogNumber:
24777
Rank:
64145

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   Primary Artist,Percussion,Timbales,Vibes
Rob Fisher   Bass
Clare Fischer   Electric Piano
Poncho Sanchez   Percussion,Conga
Peter Riso   Drums
Rob Redfield   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Cachao   Composer
Ray Bryant   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Cal Tjader   Composer
Mark Holston   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Mario Ruíz Armengol   Composer
Orlan Divo   Composer
Elton Medeiros   Composer

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